Brazil Centre-South ethanol sales drop to 10.66bn l in Apr 1-Sep 30, 2012
Oct 10, 2012 - Ethanol sales of plants operating in Brazil's largest sugar cane producing region Centre-South fell to 10.66 billion litres (2.816bn gallons) between April 1 and September 30, 2012, from 11.02 billion litres commercialised in the same period last year.
Of the total, 6.1 billion litres were hydrous and 4.56 billion litres -- anhydrous ethanol, data of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) showed yesterday.
Out of the said combined volume, 8.9 billion litres were sold on the domestic market and 1.76 billion litres were exported.
In the second half of September alone, however, the Centre-South region's sales marked a 1.3% increase in annual terms, to 990.4 million litres of ethanol, UNICA noted.
The crop year in Brazil usually starts on April 1 and ends on March 31 the next year.